What To Do in Carpinteria

Florencia Casas Kemundris, Argentina

Elevation33′
Weather73°F (23°C), Wind SW at 10 mph (16 km/h), 73% Humidity
Population: 13,684 (2016)

Carpinteria is a beautiful place with awesome beaches near the city. It’s such a quiet city where you can chill and sunbath under a lot of wonderful palms. The weather is pretty warm. The temperature is about 73°

What About Food

Top ten best restaurants:

  1. Sushi Teri: a local sushi chain with five locations across Santa Barbara Country, this restaurant serves up tasty sushi and teriyaki in a relaxed environment.
  2. Crushcakes & Coffee: the variety of cupcake flavors offered changes everyday. Creative varieties include hot buttered rum, tiramisu and, their signature, red velvet.
  3. Lucky Llama Coffee: In the mood for a fancy latte? Stop here.
  4. Siam Elephant: They offer a variety of curries including seasonal flavors, like pumpkin curry in the fall.
  5. Padaro Beach Grill: Enjoy fresh salads, burgers and milkshakes which are blended by hand.
  6. Zookers Restaurant: Try their seafood tostada (made with shrimp and scallops), turkey mushroom meatloaf or Niman Ranch pork chop.
  7. The Palms: Order the cut of meat of your choice (steak, salmon or halibut).
  8. Giannfranco’s Trattoria: The best Italian restaurant in Carpinteria. Enjoy paninis, pasta and meat for lunch or dinner.
  9. The Spot:  Serving up delicious burgers and fries for over 90 years.
  10. Sly’s: Fresh seafood, prime steaks, and classic cocktails.

The Greatest Beaches:

Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria City Beach

Carpinteria State Beach Campground

Carpinteria Bathing Beaches

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The Hell That Majorca Is Living.

Alejandra Cabanas, Spain.

The hurricane Leslie caused the worst situation that this city could imagine. Its streets are full of water, causing the departure of the Majorca’s families, disappearances and deaths.

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The roads are full of growing piles of broken furniture, street signs and clothing, as hundreds of residents return to their town to clean and restore their street homes.

It was in Sant Llorenç where 12 victims died, trapped in cars that were soon submerged, or unable to escape from their homes at the lower end of town.

Some of the residents, as Pedro Sánchez Caldentey, had lived through really difficult situations. Pedro’s Jeep was engulfed by the water and swept away. He says he was in there only minutes earlier, that he had climbed out of the window and swum to the roof of a building.

Now, there are 900 soldiers, police and emergency workers in the area, divided into groups, some helping with the clean-up, others trying to prevent the looting that has started. A third emergency search team is looking for an eight-year-old boy called Artur, whose mother died as their car was caught in the deluge.

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Six local residents have now been confirmed dead, and six tourists, including a German couple, an elderly Dutch woman, and a British couple in their seventies, Tony and Delia Green.

Also the citizens are working so hard to recover the normal life in their town. Majorcan tennis star Rafa Nadal was also one of those citizens. He had also opened a tennis center to Majorca flood victims at his Sport Academy. This actions honors himself.

 

At the time this disaster was going on, attention is also turning to how this tragedy that led to so many people losing their lives. Some organisations have accused the local government of allowing people to build illegally in flood risk areas.

However, some survivors here said they thought it would have made little difference, that what happened felt “biblical” to them and gave them little time to react.

There is Food which was Invented in Japan in America

Mio Fukuda, Japan

1.Beard Papa’s

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Beard Papa’s is an international  chain of cream puff stores started in japan.

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Cream puff that is used cookie dough on the surface is so good.

Beard Papa’s has a lot of stores in Los Angeles.

 

2.Marugame Udon

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We can eat Udon ( Japanese food ) in Marugame Udon.

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This is so good.

This store is very famous in Japan.

Japanese Marugame Udon and American Marugame Udon’s taste is same .

3.Yoshinoya

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Yoshinoya is a Japanese multinational fast food chain, and the second-largest chain of gyudon ( beef bowl ) restaurants.

The chain was established in Japan in 1899.

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Its motto is “ Tasty, low-priced, and quick. “

I want you to eat this.

This is so good.

4.Kura sushi

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Kura sushi is a sushi restaurant chain located in Japan.

It has 362 locations in Japan, and a few more outside Japan.

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In Japan, we can eat sushi for $1.00 per dish.

But if you eat sushi at Kura sushi in L.A, we have to pay about $2.00.Japan is very cheap.

Looking for Our Identity

Sayen Antil, Chile

What makes me be me? Do I have an answer for that?

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Identity is by definition the distinguishing character or personality of an individual, so I’ve been thinking which things about myself make me who I am. For me, it’s a struggle, but why? Why is it so hard to think of all those things? I think its mostly because when we are trying, aspects of us that we have denied arise. But what we should do about it? Just stop trying and continue living like we have been?

I started reading many different quotes of different philosophers  or even current writers. The psychologist, Camen Duran, said that changing our being is changing our lives,  but changing our lives is not changing our being. At first I didn’t get it, but when I did, I thought about changing  the way we live for changing ourselves is just a transitory change, mostly because our inner struggles will keep coming back to our lives.

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So where am I heading to with all of these? I want to know myself, and I am going to do it through these steps. First of all, I’ll stop comparing myself with others. Everyone does this to try to know themselves, but this is actually the worst thing to do, because we get so distracted in trying to be someone else. Maybe it’s good to look up to someone, but we’ll do this without losing our true identity,  trying to be the best version of ourselves.  I’ll be objective, if I refuse to accept some of the things I don’t like about myself, I won’t know what kind of person I truly am. I’ll try my best to identify my emotions and act according to them, that way I’ll know what  my character is like.

Once you identify how are you, you’ll be able to identify others. It will help you to improve your relationship with yourself and therefore, improve it with everyone around you. And let’s keep it honest, when you are happy with the environment of your interpersonal relationships, your entire life feels so much better because good relationships are the basis of a good, happy life. So knowing yourself, in other words, can lead you to live a fulfilling life.

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My First Five Weeks in Santa Barbara

 

Tim Lerch Switzerland

My name is Tim, and I come from Switzerland in a small town in Bern. I am 19 years old. I have a big Sister and her name is Julia and she is 21 years old. My inspiration to come to Santa Barbara was my sister because she was here too with EF and she told me, it is e perfect experience.

I like Santa Barbara so much, because its a beautiful city, the people are lovely and my Host family is also very good. I had a little culture shock because the cleanliness, but it is not that bad.

I’m really happy because i meet some new friends, and do big things with them, for example go to the beach or do an bonfire, go to Isla Vista and make party or just a little shopping tour or just hang around.

I love Carpinteria and their beach, its so beautiful. I like the beach in Santa Barbara too.

My Host family lives in Goleta. Goleta is also a very beautiful city. The only negative point is the bad bus connection, sometimes we have to walk for maybe 30 minutes and that is not so cool.

Anyway i enjoy my time here and I dont want to go back home yet. I want to visit San Fransico and Los Angeles to visit Dineyland and things like that. I’m also very excited for Halloween, i thinks its very cool in America. The time goes fast….

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Needles in strawberry

Write by Cedric Dauteuil

Over the past week, Australians were forced to ask an alarming question: Why is someone putting sewing needles in our strawberries?

All the Australian peolple are really worried about that.

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Across the country, shoppers had reported finding needles or pins in packages of strawberries bought from supermarkets.

In total, there were more than 100 reports of people finding needles in strawberries and other fruits, officials have said.

But officials think this suspect was simply a copycat. The crime was first reported in neighboring Queensland, where local strawberry farmers have said that they had reason to believe they were being targeted by a disgruntled former employee with a grudge against the industry.

Reports of needles in strawberries and other fruits have spread to all six Australian states, leading police to say they suspect that the crime has moved beyond an isolated incident and turned into a trend.

For Australia’s fruit and vegetable growing industry, the needles have proved to be an expensive disaster. Strawberries have been taken off supermarket shelves, foreign trading countries have blocked Australian imports, and wholesalers have been forced to buy metal detectors to check their produce.

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The Australian prime minister want to say something about that with this video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epONtKDSz38

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Animals Facing Extinction

by Malena Julia Banjavcic, Switzerland

Help. What does help mean? Who needs help? And what help do they need? What can we do to help? These are questions we should ask ourselves every day. We are not alone in this world, even if it sometimes feels like it. There are people, who need help, but also animals. And we all need to start to ask ourselves how to make a change, because there are animals facing extinction and their time is running out.

So what does it mean when animals are in real danger facing extinction?

Plants and animals which are facing extinction are called Endangered Species. Particularly, it says that these species are very likely to become extinct in nearer time.  Of course, there are reasons in nature why animals become endangered, but for the most part we, humans, are the reason. Evidence of this is provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to it, we are now losing animal species at more than 1,000 times the normal rate. In 2012, the IUCN featured 3,079 animals and 2,655 plants as endangered worldwide. Whereas back in 1998, the figures were 1,102 animals and 1,197 plants.  People often don’t even know that animals, which are well known, are critically endangered. Examples of species which are facing extinction are the Amur Leopard (pic. 1), the Bornean Orangutan (pic. 2) or the Malayan Tiger (pic. 3).

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If nothing changes, we put ourselves in danger, too. The world is a whole, big ecosystem. Ecosystems depend on healthy plants and animals. Without them an ecosystem is not even possible; they are the foundation. When one of the species becomes endangered, the whole system slowly starts to fall apart. So every loss of a species triggers the next. Just like animals and plants, we, humans, also depend on healthy ecosystems like forests, oceans or grasslands. So we’re risking our health and environment when we don’t do anything about the contamination.

We, humans, cause the extinction of a lot of species only by living, but this can be changed. We have to live together with the animals. I once heard someone saying “it’s not our world, we just borrowed it” and I think that is the truth.

I  think something important to do is to educate. We need to teach people and especially children about what is happening right now. If people do not know about the problem, they can’t do anything, but it’s also the job of our governments. How do people still sell furs and skins of all these endangered animals without being punished for it? Another thing which helps, is ,of course, the support for several organisations which work on this problem. Support can mean financial for those, who either don’t have the time or the will to go to the affected places where help is needed, but volunteer work is also support. Not only do you help, but you also experience beautiful countries and learn something about our world, the different cultures and also about yourself. “Work” doesn’t always mean it’s not fun.

It’s not that difficult to change something, so why isn’t there a change going on? – Ask yourself.

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The Earthquake in Indonesia

Cedric Dauteuil.France.

Indonesia’s death toll from the earthquake and tsunami which struck  last Friday has risen to 1,234, according to officials.

The figures come after the bodies of 34 students were found in a destroyed church which was hit by a landslide during a bible camp in the mountainous Sigi Biromaru region.

The Indonesian government has begun mass burials for victims – most found in the city of Palu.

On Monday, about 3,000 residents flocked to Palu’s airport, trying to board military aircraft or one of the few commercial flights using the facility only partially operating due to damage.

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“Nearly 50,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Palu alone,” Nugroho said,” and hospitals were overwhelmed.”

Many people are believed trapped under shattered houses in the area, where the earthquake caused the ground to heave up and down violently. One official described the twisted buildings and rubble as looking like the town had been “blended”

 

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The Indonesian Air Force confirmed a Hercules aircraft carrying an unspecified number of survivors were able to leave Palu for South Sulawesi’s capital of Makassar.

More than 100 police officers from the capital, Jakarta, were sent to Palu and additional Hercules aircraft carrying soldiers and supplies, including food and water, from East Java were en route, local television reported.

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My opinion about that :

I think all of these people need our help. We need to send a food and money for helping all of these people because they have lost everything.

We can create an association for them or just check this association :

https://www.directrelief.org/

 

 

Dark Side of K Pop Industry

Luna Speidel, Belgium

Although K Pop generally classifies “popular music” within South Korea, the term is often used in a narrower sense to describe a modern form of Korean pop that is influenced by styles and genres from around the world. The Asian pop singers are becoming more and more popular and, therefore, the music industry is pushing them harder so they can be at their best on stage, which is understandable. CDs, music videos and interviews have been taking their lives to a point where it becomes too much. Is it normal that at almost every concert at least one of the group members faints? Is it normal that they are doing more then 30 different dance routines per night for many months? We should take a deeper look and see if this is human abuse or not.

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The multi-million dollar industry that is controlling the lives of the big stars, makes everything look so glamorous and nice. But what the fans and the outside world in general doesn’t know, is that behind that fake image the artists are working 12 hours and maybe more a day every day to make everything look perfect. This leads to a form of abuse and is often hidden by the industry itself. You can’t force someone to stay on their feet and give everything they’ve got on a stage in front of millions of their fans. The fainting and collapsing on stage is a message and gives all the hidden darkness away. The industry can’t control everything and certainly not health.

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When you become someone famous in that industry, your whole life is being controlled and getting out of it is almost impossible. Things like dating and getting married are not allowed, unless the significant other is approved by the industry. Everything is made for the artists to become more famous and for that to happen every detail counts. Most of the Kpop singers need to have plastic surgery to maintain their beauty and achieve the perfect look that the fans want. But again, this is something that the entire industry keeps secret so the performers look like natural perfection. Their diets are really strict and can go to a point where these celebrities starve themselves to keep up with their perfect body image. That’s also one of the things that causes the lack of energy and fainting on stage.

 

 

With all that negativity that’s hidden, you would think that the artists make a lot of money out of it so it’s at least worth something to them, but even on that level, the Kpop stars are victims of financial exploitation. For one show, a regular Kpop group generally earns $4000, 90% of which goes to the company and 10% gets divided between the singers. The singers are also threatened with blackmail so they don’t break the contracts, which are often for long terms, and stay in the groups. In the end, it’s a really dark industry that’s is created to give people what they want so the company gets to make as much money as they can.

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